NBA & ABA Career Playoff Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Chris Paul 2.26
3. Maurice Cheeks 2.22
4. Rick Barry* 2.21
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Brian Taylor 2.06
11. Joe Caldwell 2.00
12. Sam Lacey 1.93
13. Russell Westbrook 1.93
14. Rajon Rondo 1.93
15. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
16. Jason Kidd 1.91
17. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
18. Magic Johnson* 1.88
19. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
20. John Stockton* 1.86
21. Fat Lever 1.85
22. Fatty Taylor 1.84
23. Larry Bird* 1.80
24. LeBron James 1.78
25. Gus Williams 1.76
26. Norm Van Lier 1.74
27. Freddie Lewis 1.74
28. Paul George 1.72
29. Johnny Moore 1.71
30. Wendell Ladner 1.71
31. Don Buse 1.70
32. Kawhi Leonard 1.69
33. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
34. Mike Gale 1.67
35. Stephen Curry 1.67
36. Julius Erving* 1.66
37. Ron Boone 1.66
38. Don Chaney 1.65
39. Larry Hughes 1.63
40. Kerry Kittles 1.61
41. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
42. Doug Christie 1.60
43. Otis Birdsong 1.60
44. Monta Ellis 1.59
45. James Harden 1.58
46. Dwyane Wade 1.57
47. Tim Hardaway 1.57
48. Charles Barkley* 1.57
49. Jimmy Butler 1.56
50. Kyrie Irving 1.56
51. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
52. Paul Pressey 1.55
53. Doc Rivers 1.54
54. Metta World Peace 1.54
55. Darnell Valentine 1.54
56. Norm Nixon 1.53
57. Ben Wallace 1.53
58. Derek Harper 1.53
59. Lionel Hollins 1.48
60. Butch Beard 1.48
61. Draymond Green 1.48
62. Andre Iguodala 1.47
63. Jimmy Jones 1.47
64. Nick Anderson 1.47
65. Charlie Ward 1.46
66. Cazzie Russell 1.45
67. Kendall Gill 1.44
68. Trevor Ariza 1.43
69. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
70. Mike Conley 1.42
71. Kobe Bryant 1.41
  George McGinnis 1.41
73. Gar Heard 1.40
74. Gary Payton* 1.40
75. Bob Gross 1.40
  Gail Goodrich* 1.40
  Connie Hawkins* 1.40
78. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
79. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
80. James Silas 1.37
81. Manu Ginobili 1.37
82. Mark Price 1.36
83. Stephen Jackson 1.36
84. Robert Reid 1.34
85. Karl Malone* 1.34
86. Nate McMillan 1.34
87. Fred Carter 1.33
  Billy Cunningham* 1.33
  Dan Majerle 1.33
  Jerome Kersey 1.33
91. Rich Jones 1.32
92. Wesley Matthews 1.31
93. Eric Williams 1.31
94. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
95. Eddie Jones 1.30
96. Jim McMillian 1.29
97. Darrell Griffith 1.27
98. Brian Winters 1.27
99. Ron Harper 1.26
100. Carmelo Anthony 1.26
101. Kevin Johnson 1.26
102. Kyle Lowry 1.25
  John Starks 1.25
  T.R. Dunn 1.25
105. Kevin Garnett 1.24
106. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
107. Paul Pierce 1.24
108. James Worthy* 1.24
109. Charles Oakley 1.24
110. Byron Scott 1.23
111. Antoine Walker 1.23
112. David Robinson* 1.23
113. Tony Allen 1.22
114. Reggie Lewis 1.21
  Jeff Hornacek 1.21
116. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
117. Charlie Scott 1.21
118. Bob Dandridge 1.21
119. Michael Cooper 1.21
120. Phil Chenier 1.20
121. Dave Cowens* 1.20
  Darwin Cook 1.20
123. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
124. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
125. Ted McClain 1.19
126. Mario Chalmers 1.19
127. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
128. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
129. Blue Edwards 1.18
130. Shawn Marion 1.17
131. Raymond Felton 1.17
132. Kenny Anderson 1.17
133. DeMar DeRozan 1.16
134. John Lucas 1.16
135. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
136. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
137. Danny Green 1.14
138. Kevin Porter 1.14
139. Chris Webber 1.14
140. Avery Johnson 1.13
  George Hill 1.13
142. John Havlicek* 1.13
143. Robert Horry 1.13
144. Alvan Adams 1.13
  Walter Davis 1.13
146. David Wesley 1.13
147. Shawn Kemp 1.12
  Deron Williams 1.12
  Jo Jo White* 1.12
150. Caron Butler 1.12
151. Larry Kenon 1.12
152. Vince Carter 1.12
153. Wil Jones 1.12
154. Charles Johnson 1.11
155. Anthony Peeler 1.11
156. Terry Porter 1.10
157. Blake Griffin 1.10
158. Dave Twardzik 1.10
159. Derrick Rose 1.10
160. Luol Deng 1.10
161. Ralph Simpson 1.09
162. Kevin Durant 1.09
163. Lucius Allen 1.08
164. Jason Richardson 1.08
165. George Lynch 1.08
166. Kenyon Martin 1.08
167. Aaron McKie 1.08
  Jerome Williams 1.08
169. Rod Strickland 1.08
170. Ray Williams 1.07
171. Haywoode Workman 1.07
172. Jared Dudley 1.07
173. George Gervin* 1.06
174. Doug Collins 1.06
175. Tracy McGrady 1.06
176. Bobby Jones 1.06
177. Mike Bibby 1.06
178. Derek Fisher 1.05
179. Bryon Russell 1.05
180. Sedale Threatt 1.04
181. Chris Mullin* 1.04
  Kirk Hinrich 1.04
183. Willie Wise 1.04
184. O.J. Mayo 1.04
185. Marques Johnson 1.04
186. Mack Calvin 1.03
187. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
188. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
189. Reggie Miller* 1.01
190. Chauncey Billups 1.01
  Josh Smith 1.01
192. Craig Ehlo 1.01
193. Paul Millsap 1.01
194. J.R. Smith 1.01
195. Horace Grant 1.01
196. Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  Damian Lillard 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Matt Barnes 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Ty Lawson 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  David Thompson* 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Oliver Taylor 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
213. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
214. Tom Henderson 0.99
215. Rafer Alston 0.98
216. Danny Manning 0.98
217. Grant Long 0.98
218. Lou Williams 0.98
219. Len Elmore 0.97
220. Jeff Teague 0.97
221. Vlade Divac 0.97
222. Joakim Noah 0.97
223. Thabo Sefolosha 0.97
224. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
225. Larry Steele 0.96
226. Marc Gasol 0.96
227. Don Adams 0.96
228. Toni Kukoc 0.96
229. Ray Allen 0.96
230. Chet Walker* 0.96
231. Klay Thompson 0.95
  Nene Hilario 0.95
233. Jack Sikma 0.95
234. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
235. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
236. Charles Dudley 0.94
237. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
238. Quinn Buckner 0.94
  Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
  Darrell Armstrong 0.94
241. Craig Hodges 0.94
242. Jason Terry 0.94
243. Richard Hamilton 0.94
244. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
245. Ricky Sobers 0.93
246. Paul Westphal 0.93
247. Bob Lanier* 0.93
248. Bobby Phills 0.92
249. Ralph Sampson* 0.92
250. Allen Leavell 0.92

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Chris Paul 2.26
3. Maurice Cheeks 2.22
4. Rick Barry* 2.21
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Sam Lacey 1.93
11. Russell Westbrook 1.93
12. Rajon Rondo 1.93
13. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
14. Jason Kidd 1.91
15. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
16. Magic Johnson* 1.88
17. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
18. John Stockton* 1.86
19. Fat Lever 1.85
20. Larry Bird* 1.80
21. LeBron James 1.78
22. Gus Williams 1.76
23. Norm Van Lier 1.74
24. Paul George 1.72
25. Johnny Moore 1.71
26. Kawhi Leonard 1.69
27. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
28. Stephen Curry 1.67
29. Julius Erving* 1.67
30. Don Chaney 1.65
31. Larry Hughes 1.63
32. Kerry Kittles 1.61
33. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
34. Doug Christie 1.60
35. Otis Birdsong 1.60
36. Monta Ellis 1.59
37. James Harden 1.58
38. Dwyane Wade 1.57
39. Tim Hardaway 1.57
40. Charles Barkley* 1.57
41. Jimmy Butler 1.56
42. Kyrie Irving 1.56
43. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
44. Paul Pressey 1.55
45. Doc Rivers 1.54
46. Metta World Peace 1.54
47. Darnell Valentine 1.54
48. Norm Nixon 1.53
49. Ben Wallace 1.53
50. Derek Harper 1.53
51. Lionel Hollins 1.48
52. Butch Beard 1.48
53. Draymond Green 1.48
54. Andre Iguodala 1.47
55. Nick Anderson 1.47
56. Charlie Ward 1.46
57. Cazzie Russell 1.45
58. Kendall Gill 1.44
59. Trevor Ariza 1.43
60. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
61. Mike Conley 1.42
62. Kobe Bryant 1.41
63. Gar Heard 1.40
64. Gary Payton* 1.40
65. Gail Goodrich* 1.40
  Bob Gross 1.40
67. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
68. Manu Ginobili 1.37
69. Mark Price 1.36
70. Stephen Jackson 1.36
71. Robert Reid 1.34
72. Karl Malone* 1.34
73. Nate McMillan 1.34
74. Fred Carter 1.33
  Jerome Kersey 1.33
  Dan Majerle 1.33
77. Mike Gale 1.32
78. Wesley Matthews 1.31
79. Eric Williams 1.31
80. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
81. Eddie Jones 1.30
82. Jim McMillian 1.29
83. Darrell Griffith 1.27
84. Brian Winters 1.27
85. Ron Harper 1.26
86. Carmelo Anthony 1.26
87. Kevin Johnson 1.26
88. Kyle Lowry 1.25
  T.R. Dunn 1.25
  John Starks 1.25
91. Kevin Garnett 1.24
92. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
93. Paul Pierce 1.24
94. James Worthy* 1.24
95. Charles Oakley 1.24
96. Byron Scott 1.23
97. Antoine Walker 1.23
98. David Robinson* 1.23
99. Tony Allen 1.22
100. Jeff Hornacek 1.21
  Reggie Lewis 1.21
102. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
103. Charlie Scott 1.21
104. Bob Dandridge 1.21
105. Michael Cooper 1.21
106. George McGinnis 1.21
107. Phil Chenier 1.20
108. Darwin Cook 1.20
  Dave Cowens* 1.20
  Dave Twardzik 1.20
111. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
112. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
113. Mario Chalmers 1.19
114. James Silas 1.19
115. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
116. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
117. Blue Edwards 1.18
118. Shawn Marion 1.17
119. Raymond Felton 1.17
120. George Gervin* 1.17
121. Kenny Anderson 1.17
122. DeMar DeRozan 1.16
123. John Lucas 1.16
124. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
125. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
126. Danny Green 1.14
127. Kevin Porter 1.14
128. Chris Webber 1.14
129. George Hill 1.13
  Avery Johnson 1.13
131. John Havlicek* 1.13
132. Robert Horry 1.13
133. Walter Davis 1.13
  Alvan Adams 1.13
135. David Wesley 1.13
136. Shawn Kemp 1.12
  Jo Jo White* 1.12
  Deron Williams 1.12
139. Caron Butler 1.12
140. Vince Carter 1.12
141. Charles Johnson 1.11
142. Anthony Peeler 1.11
143. Terry Porter 1.10
144. Blake Griffin 1.10
145. Derrick Rose 1.10
146. Larry Kenon 1.10
  Luol Deng 1.10
148. Kevin Durant 1.09
149. Lucius Allen 1.08
150. Jason Richardson 1.08
151. George Lynch 1.08
152. Kenyon Martin 1.08
153. Aaron McKie 1.08
  Jerome Williams 1.08
155. Rod Strickland 1.08
156. Ray Williams 1.07
157. Haywoode Workman 1.07
158. Jared Dudley 1.07
159. Doug Collins 1.06
160. Tracy McGrady 1.06
161. Don Buse 1.06
  Mike Bibby 1.06
163. Bobby Jones 1.06
164. Derek Fisher 1.05
165. Bryon Russell 1.05
166. Sedale Threatt 1.04
167. Chris Mullin* 1.04
  Kirk Hinrich 1.04
169. O.J. Mayo 1.04
170. Marques Johnson 1.04
171. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
172. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
173. Reggie Miller* 1.01
174. Chauncey Billups 1.01
  Josh Smith 1.01
176. Craig Ehlo 1.01
177. Paul Millsap 1.01
178. J.R. Smith 1.01
179. Horace Grant 1.01
180. Mark Jackson 1.00
  Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Matt Barnes 1.00
  Damian Lillard 1.00
  Ty Lawson 1.00
195. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
196. Tom Henderson 0.99
197. Rafer Alston 0.98
198. Danny Manning 0.98
199. Grant Long 0.98
200. Lou Williams 0.98
201. Jeff Teague 0.97
202. Vlade Divac 0.97
203. Joakim Noah 0.97
204. Thabo Sefolosha 0.97
205. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
206. Larry Steele 0.96
207. Marc Gasol 0.96
208. Toni Kukoc 0.96
209. Ray Allen 0.96
210. Chet Walker* 0.96
211. Nene Hilario 0.95
  Klay Thompson 0.95
213. Jack Sikma 0.95
214. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
215. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
216. Charles Dudley 0.94
217. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
218. Darrell Armstrong 0.94
  Quinn Buckner 0.94
  Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
221. Craig Hodges 0.94
222. Jason Terry 0.94
223. Richard Hamilton 0.94
224. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
225. Ricky Sobers 0.93
226. Paul Westphal 0.93
227. Bob Lanier* 0.93
228. Bobby Phills 0.92
229. Ralph Sampson* 0.92
230. Allen Leavell 0.92
231. Lewis Lloyd 0.92
232. DeMarre Carroll 0.91
233. Rickey Green 0.91
234. Iman Shumpert 0.91
235. Johnny Davis 0.91
236. Stephon Marbury 0.91
237. Jamal Crawford 0.90
  Chuck Hayes 0.90
239. Tony Parker 0.90
240. Vernon Maxwell 0.90
241. Grant Hill 0.90
  Johnny Newman 0.90
243. Chris Ford 0.90
244. Bonzi Wells 0.90
245. Moses Malone* 0.89
246. Mike Bratz 0.89
247. Fred Brown 0.89
248. Danny Ainge 0.89
249. Joe Johnson 0.89
250. Terry Cummings 0.89

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Don Buse 2.34
2. Mike Gale 2.08
3. Brian Taylor 2.06
4. Fatty Taylor 1.94
5. Ron Boone 1.83
6. Freddie Lewis 1.74
7. Wendell Ladner 1.71
8. Ralph Simpson 1.65
9. Mack Calvin 1.65
10. Julius Erving* 1.62
  George McGinnis 1.62
12. Ted McClain 1.52
13. Jimmy Jones 1.50
14. Willie Wise 1.39
15. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
16. Rich Jones 1.32
17. Larry Kenon 1.15
18. Wil Jones 1.12
19. Louie Dampier* 1.09
20. Bobby Jones 1.08
21. Oliver Taylor 1.00
  Artis Gilmore* 1.00
23. Jim Eakins 0.92
  Dan Issel* 0.92
25. Dave Robisch 0.88
26. John Roche 0.86
27. Chuck Williams 0.81
28. Gerald Govan 0.79
29. George Gervin* 0.75
30. John Williamson 0.72
31. Mel Daniels* 0.67
  Bird Averitt 0.67
33. Kevin Joyce 0.65
34. Darnell Hillman 0.65
35. Cincinnatus Powell 0.60
  George Irvine 0.60
37. Gene Littles 0.58
38. Rick Mount 0.56
39. Ronald Thomas 0.55
40. Donnie Freeman 0.50
  George Carter 0.50
  Jimmy O'Brien 0.50
  Walter Simon 0.50
  Red Robbins 0.50
  Billy Paultz 0.50
46. Roger Brown* 0.48
47. Johnny Baum 0.45
48. Bill Keller 0.41
49. Tom Owens 0.38
50. Claude Terry 0.33
  Steve Jones 0.33
52. Byron Beck 0.31
53. Bob Warren 0.25
54. Bill Melchionni 0.24
55. Willard Sojourner 0.11
56. Goose Ligon 0.00
  Bob Netolicky 0.00
  John Beasley 0.00
  Gene Moore 0.00

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